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Today in World War II History—Jan. 1, 1944

US Marine Corps recruiting poster, WWII

US Marine Corps recruiting poster, WWII

75 Years Ago—Jan. 1, 1944: Gen. Alexander Vandegrift replaces Gen. Thomas Holcomb as commandant of the US Marine Corps.

US penny production switched from steel to an alloy of copper and brass from salvaged shell casings.

2 responses to “Today in World War II History—Jan. 1, 1944”

  1. Tara Toca says:

    Love your sight. I’m going to England and France to visit WWII sights in June 2019 for 75th Anniversary of DDay. How do I make an appointment to visit Southwick House ? I am from New Orleans, Louisiana where we have the amazing DDAY Museum.

    • Sarah Sundin says:

      It’s a little tricky. You contact the Royal Military Police Museum (on the grounds of Southwick House) and request a visit to Southwick House – be specific, because you have to request a visit to the MP Museum too. They’ll send you an application. They only do tours on certain dates and times, so put in your request now before your schedule fills – and theirs does too. I’m sure they’ll be busy that month! This is the website:

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